Forbes has posted
an online set
of downloadable, printable Halloween masks of CEOs and billionaires, who have been “monster-ized.” They include FrankenBill (Bill Gates), a Steve Jobs the Pirate, Oprah the Witch, Donald Trump the Wolfman and Larry Ellison the Vampire.
Regarding the Steve Jobs as pirate mask, Forbes says: “Argh! Thanks to the iPod, the chief executive of Apple Computer has become the best friend of music pirates everywhere. Sure, his online music service iTunes gives fans an opportunity to actually pay for their pop songs. But for every legitimate ‘Stacy’s Mom’ downloaded, there must be dozens of pirated Britney Spears songs playing on Apple’s gear. Maybe Pixar should make a Bluebeard movie next.”
And when it comes to Bill Gates, he “created a monster.” “In his younger days, Bill Gates was accused of being a monopolist,” Forbes says. “Microsoft is maturing, and now pays a dividend. The world’s richest man is trying to remake himself as a philanthropist who uses his vast fortune to fight the scourge of AIDS in Africa. Which is the real Gates? Ask FrankenBill.”
The masks will print out in full on one vertical sheet of US Letter (8.5 x 11 inch) paper.